With an eye on the 2023 elections, the main leaders of Together for Change tour the provinces and meet with the sectors most at odds with the ruling party, to define an agenda according to their interests. After the demonstrations of support for the groups concentrated in the countryside in the framework of the rural exhibition of the last week, the opposition launches itself to conquer followers throughout the national territory. In Santa Fe, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta met with mayors and local businessmen; while Gerardo Morales did the same in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, where he called for radicalism to “grow” within the coalition.
The message from the head of the Buenos Aires Government was clear: “If there is no macroeconomic stability in Argentina, there is no viable plan.” This is the obligatory reference of one of the candidates with the greatest projection on the opposition front, and it is based on the firm conviction of reducing public spending at any cost. “Balancing what we have with what we spend” is the mantra repeated from JxC. This is how the businessmen who attended the institutional meeting at the Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR), an iconic agribusiness entity in the core area of this activity, heard it.
“It is very important that we continue to claim the flags of production and agribusiness, because the reactivation of our economy will come from the hand of this sector,” said Rodríguez Larreta, after participating in the biotechnology table, where he was received by the president of the BCR, Miguel Simioni. Then he visited the facilities of Terragene, a company in the field of health care, along with Carolina Losada and Dionisio Scarpín, both national senators from Santa Fe.
In the afternoon, after having lunch with leaders and militants, the Buenos Aires president participated in a meeting within the framework of the World Summit of Mayors, which brings together mayors from several countries to discuss climate change mitigation policies. The conference was held under the name of “Federal Path to the C40 Summit”, and was a space for exchange between national mayors and technical teams as a prelude to the event that will take place in October. Rodríguez Larreta’s agenda continues this Saturday in the capital of Santa Fe.
For his part, the head of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) and governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales, had a series of meetings in the municipality of Avellaneda, on a provincial tour that previously took him to Vicente López and Lomas de Zamora. There, during a meeting with businessmen and merchants, he spoke out against the measures announced by the new Economy Minister: “Sergio Massa’s announcements seemed like generalities to us, very few, we expected more concrete measures”.
The president of Jujuy demanded “immediate measures” and suggested “lowering labor costs”, in line with the most representative positions of Together for Change. He was also emphatic about the need to solve the energy deficit, a “crisis self-generated by the Front of All”, as he stated.
The presence of Morales on Buenos Aires soil has as a background the internal radical, a podium completed by senator Alfredo Cornejo and deputy Facundo Manes. That is why the governor of Jujuy closed the day with a visit to the district party committee, where he called for greater integration of the UCR in the opposition alliance: “We have come to Avellaneda to continue reaffirming the challenges of radicalism to strengthen and grow within Together for Change, in this coalition that is the hope of the Argentine people”. Likewise, he stressed the importance of disputing the Buenos Aires vote: “We cannot be a national party without being a strong party in the province of Buenos Aires,” he stated. Thus, the governor of Jujuy concluded his visit to the suburbs, on a tour that will have Trenque Lauquen, Azul and Olavarría in the middle of the month.